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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The Charleston City Council meets on Tuesday evening to discuss street closures for different events being held.

City Council approves street closures for holiday events

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 19, 2022

Charleston City Council approved temporary street closures for multiple events happening in the coming months on Tuesday evening.   The council unanimously approved street closures for a Leader in...

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs stacks his papers while after reading an ordinance for regulating low-speed gas-powered bicycles during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.

City Council approves $101K for Sister City Park fencing

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 4, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved a bid award for the construction of a chain link fence at the Sister City Phase II Facility for $101,231 Tuesday evening. The bid was awarded to BJ’s...

The City Council have their meeting Tuesday evening.

City Council files Title 6 amendment for public inspection

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 20, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday to put on file for public inspection an amendment to Title 6 city ordinance adding a new chapter regarding low-speed electric and gas-powered...

Kenton Macy, a retired USDA-NRCS biologist, along with the Charleston Tree Commission, talk about how they plant trees in Charleston for the new Charleston rec area at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library.

City tree commission educates community

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor September 7, 2022

The Charleston Tree Commission made an appearance at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library to help educate listeners on the work they’ve done across town and their plans for the future.  The commission's...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads out a ordinance which provides an additional amount of Tax Increment Financing funds to The Body Club at 618 Jackson Avenue at Tuesday afternoons City Council meeting at City Hall.

City Council approves $318K bid award for park improvement

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 6, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved a $318,339 bid award to NeCo Asphalt Inc. for a multi-use paths plan for Sister City Park on Tuesday. The council approved the bid award for $318,339,...

Councilman Dennis Malak steps up for Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, who was absent at the City Council meeting on Mar. 1 at City Hall. Malak is addressing the public to see if there is any audience presentation. At the meeting the Council stopped declaring a local state of emergency because of the state-wide lift on mask requirements.

City Council approves of 189,468 ozone generator rebuild

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 4-0 in favor of the $189,468 ozone generator rebuild at the water treatment plant during Tuesday night’s meeting. The old generator has served the plant for more...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs introduces an ordinance for the Tax Increment Financing during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

City Council approves $1 million for Sister City Phase II project

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 19, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved two resolutions obligating $1,075,000 in the Rebuild Illinois Funds to Sister City for construction and repair fees on Tuesday night at City Hall.   $255,000 were...

Charleston City Councilman Jeff Lahr moves the city ordinance approving the proposal of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Hospice House to vote during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The house will come with eight suites, each with private bedrooms, a kitchen, a library and several family areas totalling at 14,000 square feet. The Council approved of the ordinance 4-0.

City Council approves of SBLHC hospice house, expansions

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 5, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 4-0 in favor of the ordinance for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Hospice House on Tuesday night.  This property is located within the Charleston zoning jurisdiction...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs talks to City Manager Scott Smith before the start of the Tuesday City Council meeting.

City Council waivers bid process for $34K police truck

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved wavering bid procedures to facilitate a new $34,921 police truck through a single-source vendor rather than the comparable state bid price at Tuesday’s...

Councilman Dennis Malak steps up for Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, who was absent at the City Council meeting on Mar. 1 at City Hall. Malak is addressing the public to see if there is any audience presentation. At the meeting the Council stopped declaring a local state of emergency because of the state-wide lift on mask requirements.

City Council lifts local state of emergency, mask mandate

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor March 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 5-0 in favor of ending the local state of emergency during the meeting Tuesday night.  In the absence of Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, Charleston City Manager Scott...

Mayor Brandon Combs reads the resolution for the declaration of a local state of emergency at the city council meeting in City Hall on Tuesday.

City Council approves 40.5K purchase of 3 acres from Christ First Church

Justin Levesque, Campus Reporter February 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved a $40,520.82 purchase of three acres of land from Christ First Church on Tuesday night.  The purchase is three additional acres of land that are part of the phase...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs passesa bill to for City Council Member Dennis Malak to sign stating the approval of a resolution at Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022’s City Council meeting at City Hall.

Charleston City Council approves $79K purchase for EMS equipment

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor February 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved a $79,522.05 purchase of five AutoPulse Systems from Zoll Medical Corporation for Charleston’s EMS on Tuesday night.  The Zoll AutoPulse is a battery-operated...

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